Colonoscopy

What is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera or a fiber optic camera.

Questions and answers on "Colonoscopy"

have mucus in stools, with constipation, what could be problem?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome. In most cases , this is caused by diet,but considering your age and symptoms it is definitely required to do colonoscopy to rule out more serious diagnoses such as tumors or inflammatory bowel diseases. Any change in stool colors...

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Hello, I just had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed 2 small polyps. He did not express any concerns to me of what he saw. Would this be a positive sign?

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Brief Answer:
Needs reporting to comment on

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your questions and i understand your concern. Polyps removed can be commented on only if the histopathological report arrives. I am sure they will be benign. I would lie you to share the histopathological...

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I am still having trouble passing stool. I have taken Medimusal and MiraLax. In the past I took Phillips Magnesia every other day for a long time, not now. My
Doctor said that may be the problem. I have a enlarged hernia, no pain. Could that be the problem? Should I have a colonoscopy? Last one, 10 years or more. I am 83 years old. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy has to be done.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, you definitely should have colonoscopy done. Please do not wait with it. What kind of hernia do you have? Is it inguinal hernia or hiatal hernia? Inguinal hernia can be the reason of your symptoms.
Hiatal hernia can not.
Once again,...

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Is it safe to smoke weed before a colonoscopy? I'm scheduled for this Tues.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No direct relationship but should be avoided

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

Although it is still safe to smoke weed on today as it is likely to get cleared in next 48 hours before colonoscopy but should be avoided. I understand that there is no direct...

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Exray shows no obstruction in guts. Fecal loading all over L intestines bowelmovement after 4days .
Upper abdo always full. Less appetite weight loss

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Hi, do you have constpation? How long? You need to take laxatives and visit a physician.

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I had no bm 7 days.emergency says no obstruction. Advised movicol. Small bm arrived. Is it safe to do colonoskopy tomorrow. Drinking small fluid bloats me. Prep would be tough for me. Whether mri or CT WOULD BE o. K.
Thank yoy

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
None of this tests can not be done without preparation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Making colonoscopy without preparation is pointless. Unfortunately same thing with CT. With full bowels contrast can not reach intestines and the value of such test is rather...

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I go through cycles where I have clear rectal mucus that accompanies gas. Must make frequent trips to the potty because I don't know what's coming out: just gas, gas and liquid or gas, liquid and matter. Lasts a few days. Goes away, then returns.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. A colonoscopy is warranted

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So you have altered bowel habits which warrant investigations. A colonoscopy is required. Moreover, please state if you have any loss of appetite or weight, or any blood in stools....

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Some blood with a bowel movement.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy should be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Was it blood mixed with stool or on its furface? When was your last colonoscopy done? Do you have any pain or rectum itching?
Blood on stool surface can be caused by hemorrhoids or rectal fissure. Pain and...

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Just received a very hit Fit occult fecal test back.
Had normal reading two years ago and a clean colposcopy 8 years ago.
Have got cancer! The fit reading was very high should be <50 and mine was 397

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy should be done now.

Detailed Answer:
dear madam,
high count is worrisome.
ideally high risk persons should undergo screening colonoscopy once in every 5 years.
as your count is high you should now get a colonoscopy test done.
according to the colonoscopy report we decide...

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I had a colonoscopy 10 days ago...no polyps, yaaaa. It took 7 days for my first bm. Now I have a clear jel that at times leaks from my rectum, without warning. Is this common?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Yes,such stool changes are common up to 2 weeks after colonoscopy since this is result of preprocedure cleaning and insulation of air and saline water during colonoscopy. You should just have easier food for few days and drink more fluids and it...

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Recent questions on  Colonoscopy

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Dear Doctor, A Happy New Year to you at first. My nephew has been passing stool with drops of blood since the last 2-3 months.He has been suggested to go for a colonoscopy. Since he is only 5 years old,so we are worried. Can you please tell what should be done now? Do we need to come down to Chennai at your place or this condition can be treated in Bengal only? If so please recommend us the name of a good Pediatric Doctor who will be able to take care of the entire matter. Based on your valuable information we shall be acting fast. Thanks & Regards, S.Chakraborty Siliguri. Mobile : 0000

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I recently had a colonoscopy and a endoscopy done, the colon is fine, but the dr found that in my biospy of my stomach red patches through out my stomach. He says that he hasnt seen this very often and doesnt know what it is or what its caused from. Now I have to go through small bowel capsule endoscopy to see if its threw out my small intestine . I have celiac sprue also for 8 years now and have lost alot of weight recently and also have diahreaa every day. I also have craping in pain in the middle of my belly along with bloating and nausea. Im worried that he does not know what this is, and have not been able to find anything on the internet about red patches. I seen the pictures and they are not ulcers, they are not bleeding the are really small and there is alot of them. any Idea of what this could be/

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husband has blood in his urine, just started on a new RX 12/22, just started RX Amlodipine Besylate 5mg for weak heart . He is recovering from a W/C accident with 8 broken ribs and blood clots. He has BPH & Gastroentrologist told him not to strain himself. He just worked out in the yard blowing leaves for several hours. He does have severe back pain from his accident. Has had 3 CT scans, nobody ever said there was a kidney problem. He had 9 polyps removed at colonoscopy 7/29/10. Prostate problem on Hold. Otherwise, 66 yrs old, 6 1 , 220#, healthy looking, but on chlosterol, Tricycerides, Reflux, Water pill, Too late now to call Dr. tonite, what do you think: He is on Cumadin for the blood clots, does not take aspirin.

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Hello, my 84 yo father in law has been suffering from frequent uti s for the past 3 years. originally diagnosed with kidney CA, then bladder CA. The last Pet scan was negative but still continues w/ frequent UTI s, strong urgency, and frequency with only about 200cc of output. He was place on 1000mg of Cellcept BID and 15mg of prednisone everyday due to his myasthenia gravis. He is now suffering from severe diarrhea. He was hospitalized last week with deydration. The Dr s did an EGD and colonoscopy and found a few little ulcerated areas in the small bowel and nothing real significant on the lower portion. They did multiple random bx s. We havent received those results yet. He is obviously immunosupressed due to his medications and has chronic infections (UTI s, cellulitis, staph etc)My question is... could he be suffering from the CMV in his urine causing all of the UTI s and in his colon causing all of the diarrhea and colitis-like symptoms?

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I have a constriction in the descending colon cancer or scar tissue due to inflammation?

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